Rob Bell

For those who haven’t heard of him, Rob Bell is a pastor in Grand Rapids, Michigan.   His book Velvet Elvis is a refreshing, modern take on the Christian faith, that speaks relevantly, without dumbing it all down.  Highly recommended.

And try to find a copy of the DVD Everything is Spiritual.  It’s from a lecture tour he gave a couple of years ago.  It will blow your mind.

Here are two snippets from it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cksKWREnDiw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Poi3imQkQsQ

Through his company NOOMA, he’s made a series of short films that are amazingly good.  They are only about 15 minutes long each.  Here are a couple of snippets, to give you the idea:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3bwlMOZNDo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZFFxDcSfeA&feature=related

Oh, and he coined the expression “Love Wins.”